Member Education

Our goal is to help our members prevent illness and identify problems before they become serious. One way to achieve this goal is to provide our members with health related resources and information that will assist them in managing and monitoring their own health.

A wealth of information is available at your fingertips that address issues such as men’s, women’s, and children’s health, diseases and weight management and other issues that you may be interested in. Explore the available information by clicking on the link below:

Preventive Health Guidelines

Another way to manage your own health is through following the “Preventative Health Guidelines” that have been developed by health experts. These procedures and tests, which are listed below, will help you to prevent illness and identify problems before they become serious. Help your doctor to manage your health by requesting and following these recommendations within the time frames that are listed.

Annual Health Checklist

Your IPA is here to assist you, our members, in receiving efficient and excellent quality of care! We would like to help you enhance and maintain your health by providing you with our “Annual Health Checklist” below. The Annual Health Checklist can help you keep track of what tests are needed throughout the year, how often the test(s) is needed, and when the next test should be completed. Please use this checklist, and take it with you to your doctor’s visit. The Annual Health Checklist can help you live well and take care of your health! For any questions regarding the Annual Health Checklist, please contact your primary care doctor or Quality Incentive Programs, at (562) 602-1563 ext. 329.

Test When to Have Test Done
Annual Flu Vaccine Once a year prior to flu season
Annual Physical Once a year (minimum) at doctor’s office
BMI Assessment (Body Mass Index) Once a year (minimum) at doctor’s office
Colorectal Test Options (as recommended by your Physician):

  • Colonoscopy (every 10 years)
  • FlexSigmoidoscopy (every 5 years)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Testing (every year)
Eye Exam Once every two years (minimum) with an eye doctor- must include glaucoma test
Pneumonia Vaccine Once or twice in a person’s lifetime